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reform in america. but the kind of comprehensive health care reform is what really is going to be the most important item. i hope that it is a bipartisan one that i think can be passed and energetically and have a great deal of support in the country. >> larry: elizabeth, can that happen without the government being involved in kind of a quasi insurance company of its own? >> can we get -- pass health care reform? we can pass health care reform without having -- what is commonly referred to as a public option. which means that to compete with your private insurers, united health care, cigna, blue cross/blue shield, you would have the federal government offering you the opening of insuring yourself through the government plan. i think it would be a huge mistake to pass anything -- any kind of reform without -- without that public option for a lot of reasons. one is that one of the things we want to do is make certain that we are striving to 46 million americans uninsured 25 million underinsured, a way of getting reliable transparent and cost-effective accessible -- cost acces
. one is how to recognize failure, two is the evolution of god. first, jim collins, one of america's best-selling authors on business and leadership and recognizing failure. >> you would think-- at least i would have thought-- that the way great enterprises fall is they back lazy. they just become sort of fat and corps lent and they never really want to do anything new or innovative anymore. and sure enough, if you do become lazy and complacent and don't do anything new anymore you will fall. that doesn't really show how the mighty fall. it's undisciplined pursuit of more. it's overreaching. it's going too far. it's doing too much. it's undiscipline big thecht. >> rose: second, robert wright, his new book authors a new perspective ond god. >> when people look at another group of people and think they can benefit from peaceful coexistence, collaboration, cooperation or just coexistence they will usually find a basis for tolerance in their religion. >> rose: and we end with an appreciation for don hewitt, the founder of "60 minutes". he died age 86. jim collins, robert wright, and ap
. if we go to that system. everybody in america will be very upset. look at canada. the leading canadian women on health care came out and said that situation is ready to implode. they cannot continue on the way they are going. that is a single payer system. greta: if senator kennedy is unavailable to vote and the democrats have all of these votes, it's going to pass? >> the democrats should be able to pass it because they have an overwhelming majority in the house and the senate. the only people they cannot control of the american people who are expressing their opposition to this type of thing. they have the ability to pass something. there are a lot of democrats who note -- medicare is $38 trillion in unfunded liability. it can go bankrupt within the next 10 years. you look at the budget and the deficit and the other things, outbreak are doubling the budgetary deficit -- we are doubling the national debt within five years and will triple its in 10 years. then they want to add to this the single payer system that is. to cost an arm and leg and will not do the job anyway. -- that is goi
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as to a single-payer system. i have to tell you, everybody in america is going to be sad. look at canada. just last week, the leading canadian woman on health care came on and said that situation is ready to implodes. -- to implode. that is a single-payer system up there. greta: let's say the democrats do have all of these votes, is this going to pass? be able toç pass it. that overwhelming majorities in the house, and they have 60 solid votes in the senate. the only people they cannot control his the american people who are showing opposition to this. like i said, there are a lot of democrats who do not want this government plan knowing that, look. medicare is now $38 trillion that could go bankrupt. you look at the budget and the deficits and all the other things that are adding up. we are doubling the budgetary deficit, the national debt within five years, and we will triple in five years -- in 10 years. now, they want to add to this a single-payer system that, basically, is going to cost an arm and a leg and will not do the job anyway. could i say one other thing? greta: yes. >> why woul
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for congress. you have a lot of fans here in america. >> i'm a big fan of your constitution and a strict interpretationist about it. glenn: you are one of the only politicians in a long time that we have heard say that you are a fan of constitution. it is not popular here in america. >> i'm not popular among all the politicians but it made you rich, free and independent, and it has driven those values to every other continent in the world so the world owes you something. glenn: here we have a congress and a president that are not listening to the american people, and they're not listening or reading the constitution and about to deliver us the universal right to medicine that is just fantastic in your country. tell me about how great universal healthcare is. >> well, the most striking thing about it is that you are very often just sent to the back of the queue. you turn up with a complaint, with an ailment, and you're told, ok, how about october of next year, or whatever it is, and you're then not able to supplement your treatment, your healthcare treatment with any private money of your
, thrill, to be part of the best economic news story in america." that's interesting, because a lot of auto dealers don't share that sentiment. they're out millions waiting for the rebates on cars they have already sold under the program. two are joining me now. matt luzio from flemington, new jersey and job puglisi, part of the samsung auto group that operates more than a dozen dealerships in new jersey. thanks for coming up. you are both out of a lot of money. matt, how much are you waiting for the government to send you? >> close to $600,000. eric: representing how many cars? >> 130. eric: how about you? >> 300,000 dollars and about 150 cars. eric: the program says they're supposed to send you back that money within ten days, right? you have already been paid? >> we have been paid on three cars. >> we have been paid on no cars. eric: a total of three have been paid. are you nervous? >> yes. eric: what are you nervous about? what could possibly go wrong? >> we're nervous that we're sitting on an outlay of cash that's not in our business. it is difficult to manage the business without that
hundreds. what's happening to the security america has spent and sacrificed to bring about? >>> how to measure success in america's other war in afghanistan. the obama administration prepares its first progress report. >>> we'll take you airborne to look at an extraordinary effort by the u.s. military to save lives in the middle of a war, welcome aboard an air ambulance. >>> and germany wants a million electric vehicles on the road by 2020. we'll plug you in on how they plan to do it. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here's what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible, in part, by the following funders -- major support has also been provided by the peter g. peterson foundation dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. >> good evening, i'm martin savidge. >>> if you woke up this morning and turned on the news you might have felt a sense of discouragement about what you were hearing out of afghanistan and iraq. more than 5,000 american troops have died in those two cou
of dollars paid for in part by the pharmaceutical industry represent the kind of change america can believe in." david axlerod's son works there. steve: exactly. here's the thing about it. the $24 million to buy the ads, that is being bankrolled by the pharmaceutical industry. $24 million from the pharmaceutical industry, pumping into our tv and radio bloodstream and what not, and stuff like that. now, wait just a minute. didn't the pharmaceutical industry strike a backdoor deal with the obama administration regarding health care? oh, yeah. that's why a lot of people are going, hmm. however, the white house deny that axlerod is making any money on it. brian: did you see what bernie goldberg said last night? i thought it was a great point. remember everyone said -- critics. bush administration said, what is dick cheney doing? did he start that work so he could get his halliburton company, they used to be an executive, get all of those contracts to help rebuild iraq? people kept saying halliburton, look at dick cheney. maybe people thought halliburton was the best and only company that would
>>> good morning, america. breaking news this morning. as the night spawns tornado after tornado. and hurricane bill sets its course near the u.s. >>> still missing. the tearful father of a georgia woman who disappeared on a walk on a rural road, pleads for news and his daughter's safe return. a "gma" exclusive. >>> oprah winfrey and dr. mehmet oz, suing companies, saying they falsely use their names to endorse health products. dr. oz speaks to us. >>> and look at this picture. a world champion female track star faces the question -- is he a world champion female track star faces the question -- is he is a woman or a man? captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> and good morning, america. diane sawyer, chris cuomo. robin roberts is off on this thursday, august 20th, 2009. and the dangerous weather will not step for the people in the midwest. tornadoes ripping through minnesota, wisconsin, iowa. in a moment, you're going to hear from a brave, young boy, in illinois, who was home alone in his basement, when the drnd blew away his house around him. >> the sounds outside of his home was lo
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that dialogue to solve some of america's big problems. >> thank you so much. i will be back in a minute from the white house. ♪ ♪ >> more of the program after this. you don't need me to tell you that our country is experiencing the worst crisis since the great depression. stocks have lost much of their value. the government is spending trillions of dollars in the attempt to bail us out. [inaudible] >> there you go. >> thank you very much. >> i appreciate it. i enjoyed it. thanks guys. >> thank you, sir. >> at 2:45, president obama heads to the democratic national committee to talk more about health care. he will participate in a conference call and on-line address to members of organizing for america, an organization based at the dnc. we will have live coverage here on c-span. >> as the health-care conversation continues, the health-care hub is a key resource. go on line and follow the latest video ads and links. keep up-to-date with health care events like town hall meetings, house and senate debates, even upload your opinion with a citizen video. it is at c-span.org. >> we will take yo
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an amazing statement. let's hear him on "good morning america." >> white house officials have talked privately whether to use the clintons more on health care. you saw president clinton go out and speak to the left progress i bes in that net roots convention last week where he warned them of the consequences of failure there. there have also been discussions whether to employ secretary of state clinton. no final decision on that yet. >> howard, i always thought that this coalition and i know chuck's focused on it, this coalition of the clintons and barack obama is critical, not just on foreign policy but it's not -- this ace political merger. will they come out and help. >> what george said is the staff has talked about it. chuck may have better information than i, but from what i can tell, they have it, if they're going to do it, they haven't asked bill clinton about it yet. did i ask one top white house official what about it. are you going to have clinton involved. he said it's news to me at this point. >> chuck, are you skeptical. >> i'm very skeptival. think about it for a minut
internationalournalists are using the occason to take a look at the conditions in that country. just what has america's ally, had karzai, accomished during his five years in office? it's a matt of considerable interest in germany, whichas 4,000 troops in afghanistan. is karz doing a good job? not according to this story by germanese deutsche velia it's a how they see it report. >> reporter: many afghans ar unhappy with histyle of governme. he's been criticized for hnding official positions to powerful warlds. the organizaon transparcy internationasays afghanistan is one of the most crupt countries the world. translator: the governmentin kabul is only interested in its own survival, as long as it reins rife with corrupon and nepotism instead of concentrating on deliveringood leadership, it will only beble to survive wh military help from weste cotries. >> reporr: efforts to build e country have made sme progress, t more slowlyhan many had hoped. afghanistan has received billionsf euros in aid, including $550 million fr germany. but half of afghan sils still l below the poverty line. >> translator: gi
america is winning the war in afghanistan. what about afghan people? do they sense that things are getting better, worse, or it's just the way it's been for generations? >> well, i deal with people who are the most vulnerable people, who are hurt left and right. they lose their homes, they are struck by poverty and all that. their winning is totally different than the winning that we are talking about. what they want is taken for granted in the rest of the world. what they want, a comfortable life, a little school, a little clinic next door, fresh water. this is their winning. i am optimistic that one day, people will win that and we'll be able to get this for the people for the majority. >> so if there's one thing that for you, and again, dealing with the most vulnerable people, one thing that the united states could do differently that would help the families you're dealing with achieve those things, a little education, a little food, a little employment, a little fresh, good water, what could the united states do to make that better for you? >> more concentration on those people who hav
the change from bank of america rounds up every debit card purchase to the next dollar and transfers the difference from your checking to savings account. it's one of the many ways we make saving money in tough times a whole lot easier. >>> getting word now of a new age discrimination suit against at&t, the equal employment commission citing an at&t policy that prohibited workers over 40 to retire under various retirement and severance plans. the shares of at&t not moving much now. >> let's get to the markets. again, another day where the bulls have the upper hand, but only by a slight amount, and again on low volume. it is august. let's bring our task force in. j.j. burns with us, as is vice president of mf global in chicago. j.j., i gather you want to take some profits off these tables here, don't you? >> yeah, we have been very careful to retrench a bit, in the stock side, and reallocate away from stocks. we have always had for most of this year, bill, a very low balance of our portfolios in stock so we benefited by gaining exposure to investment grades, and sitting back and colle
. america i believe is a little poorer this morning because of your choice. >> there was a time i would have done it, but i'm a little smarter now. >> he's screaming in our ear. we have a big show this morning. maria bartiromo will be with us and jeffrey sachs and is the economic stimulus working. also, our friend, the congresswoman maxine waters and max taibbi, his new article. plus money party, dylan ratigan and andrea mitchell. after the break, exclusive look at the stories politico is working on this morning. they are not crazy. sleepy eye. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. vo: why spend $5 per pson at the drive-thru, vo: when you can serve your family breakfast from walmart, vo: for a little over $2 a person. mom: just one breakfast a week and the savings really add up. save money. live better. walmart. ♪ bicycle, what are we waiting for? the flowers are blooming. the air is sweet. and zyrtec® starts... relieving my allergies... 2 hours faster tn claritin®. my worst symptoms feel better, indoors and outdoors. with zyrtec®, the fastest... 24-hour allergy medicine, i
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's this case discussion with these student and i'm thinkingo myself what can i ink this group about america and i had a wonderful ment named bill lazier. and he alwampressed upon me yodon't have to have the answers. what you have to have is t questis. rose: my mantra. >> exactly. and if you have the questions, good answers wl come. and i thought a ieo west pointis question. theuestion s: where's america? is americat an inflecon point? and if so, which way? becae great tions athens, 500 b.c.e. rome, egyptian old kingdom, egyptian new kingdom, mians crete have fallen. so i put to the group america renewing its gatness or is th united stateof america dangerously on the cusp of fallinfrom great to good? the estion was rhetorical but the room exploded into this really remarkabl debate. there'no correlation by sector there was a lot of discussion and eat passion for the question. t the rea crical moment me at a break. chief execive of a very successf company comes up to me and hesays "i'm very intereed in the question at you asked this morning but ie be thinking about m company all morng. we've
caused the scare. that and more coming up until 7:00 when "good morning america" takes over. >>> now a look at the forecast with meteorologist susan schrack. >> thank you. good morning. dawn just starting to break across the sky now. things look pretty nice. we're going to be seeing lots of sunshine in a few minutes. temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 94%. winds out of the south at 3 miles an hour. let's look down at rehoboth beach along the coast. 76 degrees now. feels like you're still 82 though. warm and muggy everywhere. we're seeing mainly clear skies now. we'll have a couple of high thin clouds starting to move in. oh, over the course of the next couple of hours. then things are going to get a little thicker as daytime heating kicks in. you'll see the condensation start up. 82 degrees by noon. then we'll have partly cloudy skies. then the clouds continue to build as well as the afternoon heat. 88 degrees is where we're going to end up. we're looking at widespread thunderstorms and showers once again and that will last all the way through into the evening hours.
i'm here to hire veterans and veterans can't walk into any corporate america building and say, "hey i'm a veteran, please hire me." so this is a way for them to come together-- on one accord and get to what's usually the last step, which is face to face meeting. >> we do see a better quality of candidate it seems at the recruit military job fairs. then, i would say than the average job fair that we go to. just because the military core values are so tightly interwoven with what we have at bank of america. >> my job search is going real well. they found at a table down there... navy defense contractors. because i have my license, they said i found a hard to fill position and they're trying to get past h.r. right now and get me hired, so it's going real well. but to some, have supply chain experience that translates very well into our supply chain environment. contract negotiation type "o" experience, corporate security, information security, business continuity that disaster management background in preparing for things to happen that you can imagine in the banking business translate
, you're clearly unhappy with it so, too, are many of the victim's families in america. i wonder if you could shed light on why the discrepancies many scottish familys are happy with the release somebody from america sent this message why on earth should he be allowed even the smallest morrisal of compassion? but that in a sense of is a judgment call and if that's what is embodied in the spirit of scottish law so be it. >> well the reason for the split is there's a powerful campaign in this country led by some members some of the british families who believe that he's innocent. and they believe that the prosecution case was flawed, and for that reason that he should be allowed out. but even they, i think would concede that it would have been far better if the evidence had been properly test indeed a court of law rather than just left hanging in the air, and there are so many unanswered questions about that that that's why i think personally it would have been better if we'd gone to the final appeal, heard the evidence in open court and then there would have been some sort of closure in
academy making the list as one of america's best colleges. the naval academy ranks 5th for best undergraduate engineering program and 19th for liberal arts colleges. if you'd like to read more the edition of college rankings hits news stands next monday. >>>and still on the subject of lists, when it comes to restrooms baltimore's tree month hotel comes in at number twoo in the nation. it was chosen for beautiful imported marble, grand columns, chandeliers and hand carved wood washg. tens of thousands of votes were cast. number one was the theater in missouri. the online contest was conducted. well, it's not your neighborhood grocery store. fauk about the express lane. we'll show thank you stores where you don't even have to get out of the driver's seat to shop. >>>and cash strapped clunkers. why many dealerships across the nation are saying enough already. plus, we'll take you back outside to parkville and get a check on the current temperatures. it feels like it's 95 degrees. the actual temperature is 86. [ female announcer ] new swiffer wet mopping cloths clean so deep... ...i
regrets the scottish decision and many families from here in america are outraged over the release. >> this is the video many people never wanted to see. ab dell acrod relieving a prison in scotland. but today the scottish justice secretary said the release was motivated by scottish values to show mercy. >> let justice be served, but mercy be showned. compassion and mercy are about upholding the beliefs that we seek to live by, remaining true to our values of the people, no matter the severity of the provocation, or the atrocity perpetrated. >> reporter: but this move has angered many people, especially famy members of those who died during the lockerbie attack. >> we do not believe he should have been released. they said it's -- he showed no compassion for those on board the flight. >> reporter: this morning on fox 5 morning news, ilene man ety, whose son died on the flight, believed the scottish government was being pressured for the release. >> i believe he was getting pressures from the churches in scotland and the u.k. families who for whatever believe do not believe he was gu
on one of their bank of america cards more than double to 39%. >> i feel it's a sad state of affairs when we bail bank of america out and they turn around and try to make more money off of us. >> reporter: card issuers appear to be locking in profits before the toughest limits on interest rate hikes and fees begin next february. since presume signed the reforms into law, the average variable rate has increased from 10.79% to 11.22%. and a new report today finds credit limits have been slashed for 33 million people, half of them with excellent credit scores. >> i don't think we've seen the end of the reign of terror by the credit card companies and i think they are angling, trying to position themselves. >> reporter: capitol one has increased their rates to almost 12%. discover has hiked fees 30%, and citigroup is beginning to add new annual fees, some in excess of $30. but the industry denies it's waging a preemptive strike to cash in before all the rules kick in. >> that's a red herring. the two main factors in changing the interest rate or your credit limit are the customer's risk profi
the dialogue in the same spirit to solve some of america's big problems. >> thank you, sir. i'll be back in just a moment for the white house. ♪ >> pretty historic moment there. not only for us, but obviously for talk radio, and also for events at the white house. the first time we've seen something like this. we actually were expecting all the questions to mostly be about health care. but as you heard the president of the united states there, with radio talk show host michael smerconish, it was a mixture of questions, not only about health care, but also afghanistan elections, the lockerbie bombing, and the release of the one individual held accountable for that being released today because he is terminally ill and he's ed headed back to libya. and also cash for clunkers and the questions about the economy. but that leads us to the question, of course, this was produced by the smerconish show, so our guess is that they wanted to get a variety of topics there on that program with the president. but we'll talk about it -- we'll talk about that with suzanne malveaux in just a second ther
majorityf demoats in the congress and frankly aajority of america think there ought to be public option. all a public optio isllowing pele under 65 to signp for something likeedicare is all it is. and giving peoe a choice. nobody has to sign up for this. ifhey don't want a government program, then they on't have to sigup for one. and that'she way america orks is giving ordinary people a choicenstead of having t oice made for them by insurance companiesnd congresspeople and bureauats. vis: speaking of ngresspeople you don't think anof these persons, members of congress, whenthey come back to wo in a matter of days, are going to have been spook by all thi hue and c in these town hall meetings and therefe not cast their vote fothe public option? >> i think at the end of the day they'll d what congresspeople are supsed to do whi is work stuffut. the only difference is the republicans won't at the tablbut conservatives a moderates wi be in the form of blue dogs. i said, i think when we talked last week i said i thought the ue dogs made the bill a better bill and connue to think it's gng to be a
in america. but about one year from now when we're no longer debating something else domestically, people will ask what we're doing? how long will it take? how much will it cost? we're spending $80 million per year -- billion per year there. it does not sound like much compared to medicaid, but we must get fiscally responsible. host: as the afghans could to thepolls today we invite your questions or comments. you can send us a message by e- mail, or a note by twitter. we will put those on our screen. you say not many are paying attention. "the financial times quoted has results of a new survey. 51% say that the war in afghanistan say the war in afghanistan was not worth fighting. previous polls conducted over the last two and a half years has shown at least 50% support for the war. what are you hearing? guest: i am hearing that i hope president obama will become much more firm about this. this is where you need presidential leadership. we were attacked from afghanistan. for us to begin to say come gee, this is not worth it is too short term memory. clearly we do not want could do to end u
al qaeda, america doesn't care beyond that. >> peter bergen, appreciate it. michael, stick around. we'll talk about iraq and i want to talk about an especially terrifying day in baghdad. iraq's prime minister blaming al qaeda in iraq and loyalists for grizzly bombings at the foreign and finance ministries, nearly 100 dead. hundreds more hurt. michael, what do you make of this, six bombings, 95 dead, the deadliest day of violence since the u.s. pulled back from the cities. what happened? >> this is welcome to iraq. this was happening under the u.s.-led offenses, under the u.s.-led war. i remember when i was there not so long ago, just before i left, 80 died in one day. today the death toll's 95 or so -- 100. this is part of a long-running campaign. >> the prime minister said they're going to have to, quote -- this is going to lead to the, quote, reevaluation of our plans and security mechanism. is it possible they would re-evaluate the u.s.'s position of pulling out? >> i know the u.s. command there would like to redeploy troops to the north, around mazoul and some villages up there. t
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declined by 7 million as well. all told, america has 25 million. these are people with no education beyond high school, not working. the total work force is 7 million to 8 million. it looks like we have this enormous supply, but the situation has deteriorated dramatically. teenagers used to work at very high rates, 16 and 17-year olds. the last year has seen a massive decline. roughly speaking, if only 1/4 of the less educated not working or native-born, would it work? throw in a few teenagers, you could throw -- he could replace the whole work force. the other thing that is going on in the u.s. labor market that most people think is equally as troubling, wages and benefits at people on the bottom has deteriorated dramatically. not only are less educated americans working less, they're making less. there are astonishing statistics. let me give you one of my favorites which is very well documented. meat packers, generally done by people without a lot of education. their wages are 45% less today than they were in 1980. for high-school dropouts, wages are about 22%-25% less than they were in
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america religious leaders are getting involved with health care. what would jesus do? >> jesus, yes. you said what? >> if i quibble with you too much, next week it's penelope ann miller time. bill: and dennis miller will have some comments on congressman frank's shootout and michael jackson's doctor who may soon be indicted. caution, you are about to enter the no-spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- bill: i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. barney frank on the offense over health care. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. just to be clear, i'm not saying barney frank is offensive. i'm saying he is on the offensive. trying to convince americans that the government should run the nation's health care system. but as we all know, that's a very tough sell these days. >> why do you continue to support a nazi policy as obama has expressly supported this policy? why are you supporting it? >> a real solution. >> when you ask me that question, i
-old camp counselor hailed as a hero. our lead story as we take a fox trip across america. new york. she does not even have a learner's permit, but she did not hesitate when the bus driver suddenly collapsed. >> i just got up, and i ran. >jon: the bus driver pronounced dead from a heart attack, and the people were pretty shook up, but nobody was hurt. california. the wind and lombard street and san francisco getting a makeover. -- the winding lombard strq9$(l+ çhas broke -- hasbro introduced the game to help kids dealing with polio. oklahoma, a heavyweight. they say these giant pumpkins do not just happen. he did some research on the internet and learned how to prune the vines. >> i got some humic acid and some fertilizer. jon: he is in competition with some other pumpkin growers. and that is a fox watch across america. >> fox across america is brought to you by verizon wireless per diam jon: i am jon scott in for shepard smith tonight. this is "the fox report." the bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news. health-care reform. with that in mind, senator ted kennedy has made a v
knows why. amy robach has the latest. >> reporter: richard hatch's big mouth helped him become america's first reality tv superstar outwitting and outplaying and outlasting the other contestants to win a million dollars on the first "survivor." but it looks like his mouth did him in as well. landing him back behind bars after a series of interviews this week. his first since he spent nearly four years in prison after he was convicted of not paying taxes on his winnings. while heave out on house arrest, hatch broke his silence tuesday on "today." an interview which had been cleared in advance with federal prison officials. he told matt he was the victim of discrimination because he is gay. >> what do you think happened? >> well, i know without question there are personal issues involved for the prosecutor. i don't know why. the prosecutorial misconduct has been egregious. >> reporter: the man was was the rvsu"caivse "survivor" star nee to drop the conspiracy theory. >> the case was structured around the fact that here was a guy that received a check for $1 million on nationa television
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organized in america, he had all of the progressive ministers and the faith-based community on the line in a huge conference call and he said, we need your help. come on and step up to the plate. i'm willing to fight. i'm ready to go. let's get this done. >> now, congresswoman, do you think that the obama white house is just totally smarter than everybody else and this was nothing but a trial balloon to float this thing up to rile the base to really bring the people snout could th out? could this be just a great card play by the president himself? >> it could be. i've had this discussion with a number of my very close advisors and we have come to the conclusion that if it was a trial balloon that the pushback and the response was so great that they couldn't make any mistake, that the left was going to be organized around this issue and it was going to be big time. it would be the first time in the six months that the white house has been there that president obama has been there that they will find that they truly do have an activist base that they recruited, that they worked with, that
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america on 9/11 are planning to do so again. it let -- if left unchecked, the taliban will continue to plot to kill more americans. >> the taliban has threatened to suppress turnout. many voters are undeterred as they turn out to cast votes for the candidates. one person is up for reelection. >> it is democracy in action. what matters is the result. >> one man has been in power since the 2001 invasion. exhaust -- results are expected saturday but could take longer. wbal. >> the man who was sentenced to life in prison for the pan am bombing will be released. he is terminally ill with cancer. he is being sent back to libya on compassionate grounds. that brings us to our watercooler question of the day. do you think a scottish court shouldrelease the man convicted of the 1988 pan-am bombing, so he can die surrounded by his family? email us your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> still ahead, drug use among baby boomers appears to be on the rise. >> some good news if you think life is going back to fast. life is going back to fast. cash for clunkers is available at your chevy dealer
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